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AFF, Markon wrap up “Facts, Not Fear” Produce Safety Media Tour

The Alliance for Food and Farming and Markon Cooperative hosted the third “Facts, Not Fears” Produce Safety Media Tour for registered dietitians, health and nutrition writers and bloggers.

National Mango Board to host Spanish FSMA webinar

The National Mango Board will host a webinar in Spanish on safety training tools to meet Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.
Aug 22, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Food safety, #Mangoes

FDA releases Arizona romaine sampling results

A Food and Drug Administration program that tested numerous romaine samples from Yuma, Ariz., found just one E. coli sample, which was non-pathogenic.

FDA’s ‘smart’ food safety plan and its traceability implications

As stakeholders well know, compliance is not cheap. The benefits of enhanced food safety aside, FSMA compliance has been an expensive proposition.

Equitable Food Initiative adds Ethical Charter Addendum to standards

The Equitable Food Initiative has added to its certification standards so growers can show compliance with the principles of the Ethical Charter of Responsible Labor Practices.

Dole Fresh Vegetables announces limited recall of baby spinach

Westlake Village, Calif.-based Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. 

Food Network article highlights residue calculator

The Alliance for Food and Farming’s pesticide residue calculator was given a prominent mention in a recent Food Network article.

Food safety grants awarded to study risk connected with farm animals

The Center for Produce Safety has awarded three sets of researchers funds to develop tools that can help growers identify and evaluate food safety risks posed by the proximity of fresh produce fields to farm animals.

FDA looks into Consumer Reports findings of listeria on leafy greens

In testing retail samples of leafy greens, Consumer Reports found Listeria monocytogenes on six samples, and the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the organization’s data.

California seeks small grower information for FSMA compliance

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is alerting 8,000 growers designated as “small/very small” by the FSMA of their obligations to follow the law, and when those obligations start.